Message from the Chairs

Finding your power, by looking to the future

Aimée Lindenberger
Aimée Lindenberger, Chair, Canadian Association of Gift Planners Greater Vancouver Chapter
Mike Todd,Chair, LEAVE A LEGACY Greater Vancouver
Mike Todd, Chair, Leave A Legacy Committee Greater Vancouver

Undeniably, our lives have changed.

The impact of COVID-19 continues to be felt in so many ways—both large and small.

And, during times of ongoing upheaval such as this, it is very normal that we may sometimes feel powerless. There is so much we don’t have control over. So much that we must simply keep pushing through, as we look forward to better days ahead.

By looking ahead, we can envision how the world will be better than it is today.

What do you see? What is important to you? What do you wish to ensure is a part of our brighter future?

By asking these questions of ourselves, we learn more about our values, our passions and sometimes that which we took for granted.

One way that all of us can help bring about the world we envision for the future is to consider creating a gift to charity in our Will. The vast majority of Canadians make a Will at some point over our lives, and it is simple to create a gift to the cause you care about within it.

There are many more ways to create a gift as a part of your legacy too. So you can find the right way for you to help bring about the vision of a better world you imagine.

The times we’re living in will be written about in the history books. It is wise to remind ourselves of this sometimes and be gentle with ourselves when we feel powerless.

But, we can let the future be our beacon guiding us through this foggy time. Because the good news is—we can create change in the world.

We do have the power to make a difference—each and every one of us.

You’ll see how in the following pages. You’ll find empowering stories of ordinary people who are making a difference— by creating a legacy gift so that what is important to them lives on. You’ll also find useful information that may help you to make your own decision about a legacy gift from experts who can answer your questions. And, you’ll find worthy causes that may inspire you to create your own future giving plans.

Join the huge wave of people who are looking ahead, and making a commitment to the causes they care about. Consider creating a legacy gift to charity for the future you.

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